(born August 17, 1989 in Dongshi
, Taichung County
(now part of Taichung City
) is a professional female tennis player from Republic of China
(Chinese Taipei; Taiwan
). She has won 13 ITF singles titles; and 7 WTA and 11 ITF doubles titles. Her career highlights include semifinals in the Japan Open
in 2006 and finals in the PTT Bangkok Open
in 2007 (l. to Flavia Pennetta
In the Australian Open 2007
, she lost to her first-round opponent Alicia Molik
2–6 6–7(3). Nevertheless, she reached the final in the women's doubles with another Taiwanese player, Chuang Chia-jung
, where they lost in three sets to Cara Black
and Liezel Huber
. She lost in the first round of the 2007 French Open
to Elena Likhovtseva
, but made her top 50 debut afterwards, at #50. Her current ranking on the WTA circuit is No.129 (as of May 23, 2011).
Chan started playing in the junior circuit in 2002, and reached the SF stage at her first ITF junior event. With solid performances both in junior and challenger events, her combined junior ranking reached No. 2 on May 24, 2004.
However, her most significant junior victory came in 2004 Australian Open Junior Championships, where she partnered Sun Sheng-nan to win the double trophy. The achievement hinted at the emergence of a talented double player.
While still a junior, Chan entered her very first pro tour in Tainan, where she reached the semi-final in the... Read More